digestive problems acupuncture LongmontWe all probably experienced some gastrointestinal discomfort after eating more than we’re accustomed to on Thanksgiving, but for those who suffer from recurring digestive problems, acupuncture treatments at the Cafe of Life in Longmont can help immensely! But you don’t have to take just our word for it- the World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for digestive imbalances.*

Digestive Problems Treated with Acupuncture

  • Bacterial infections
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Heartburn
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hiatus hernia syndrome

A variety of factors, including chronic stress and a high-fat diet as the most common culprits, are attributed to causing digestive disorders. Acupuncture is a holistic approach to medical care and assists in resolving digestive issues by reducing stress, reducing inflammation of related organs and regulating the endocrine and nervous system imbalances that accompany gastrointestinal disorders. During treatment, acupuncture points will be targeted to address metabolism, increase or decrease gastrointestinal muscle contraction, regulate intestinal function, and restore stomach normal acidity.

Conventional medicine’s approach to treating digestive problems is most often to stop the symptoms with drugs, and not deal with the root of the problem. Acupuncturists will relieve the discomfort associated with gastrointestinal disorders but will also work to modulate the entire digestive system since they approach health as regulating balance, and therefore functionality, in the whole body. Patients who use acupuncture to treat digestive problems often not only enjoy long-term symptomatic relief, but also increased energy and less stress as well.

In addition to acupuncture treatments to address digestive problems, the professional Cafe of Life team will make diet and lifestyle recommendations to help regulate digestion and restore your overall optimal health! Don’t suffer through another year of holiday parties and family dinners with painful digestion- make an appointment at our Longmont office today to relieve your digestive discomfort and enjoy the treats of the season!


*Source: http://www.amcollege.edu/blog/acupuncture-for-digestive-problems


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